Brian Day is a digital news producer at KTLA. He has covered news in Los Angeles County for more than a decade. He’s a graduate of California State University, Fullerton and Cerritos College in Norwalk. He’s a news junkie, a dog lover, a drone pilot and a part-time science geek with an unfortunate predilection for puns.


Recent Articles
  • Dayvon Taylor, 6, pictured in an undated photo provided by family.

    6-Year-Old South L.A. Boy Allegedly Beaten to Death by Coach Laid to Rest

    Family members gathered in Inglewood Saturday to lay to rest a 6-year-old South Los Angeles boy who was allegedly beaten to death by a man described as an elementary school coach last month. Dayvon “DayDay” Taylor was in the care of 23-year-old Tyler D’Shaun Martin-Brand when he suffered injuries that ultimately led to his death later in the day at a hospital, according to Downey Police Department officials and prosecutors. “(Taylor) died on Dec. 26 after allegedly being severely beaten […]

  • JNJ Liquor in Baldwin Park, as pictured in a Google Street View image.

    Man Killed, Another Wounded in Baldwin Park Shooting

    One man died and another was wounded when gunfire broke out outside a Baldwin Park liquor store on Saturday afternoon, authorities said. The shooting was reported about 6:20 p.m. near JNJ Liquor, 3216 Baldwin Park Blvd., just north of Francisquito Avenue. “One male adult was pronounced dead at the scene. The second male victim was transported to a local hospital,” Deputy Erin Liu of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Information Bureau said in a written statement. The Sheriff’s Homicide […]

  • Police arrested a suspect in connection with a robbery, in which a gun was fired, along Beverly Boulevard in Beverly Hills on Jan. 11, 2020. (Credit: KTLA)

    Suspect Arrested After Shots Fired During Beverly Hills Robbery

    Police arrested an armed robbery suspect following an hourslong search in Beverly Hills on Saturday, officials said. The robbery, in which at least one gunshot was fired but no one was injured, took place about 5:30 p.m. along the 300 block of Canon Drive, according to Beverly Hills Police Department Lt. Todd Withers. A person was approached by a gunman, who demanded property, police said in a written statement. The robber took jewelry from the victim and began running away. […]

  • The 1000 block of South Bluff Road in Montebello, as seen in a Google Street View image.

    Man Shot to Death in Montebello

    A man was found shot to death in Montebello on Saturday, police said. The victim was discovered suffering from gunshot wounds just before 1 p.m. in the 1000 block of South Bluff Road, just south of Washington Boulevard, according to Montebello Police Department Lt. David Kim. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No further details, including a suspect description, were available. Police shut down Bluff Road between Washington and Frankel Avenue as they continued canvasing the area for clues […]

  • A man allegedly tried to kidnap a 6-year-old girl before being tackled by family members in Venice on Jan. 4, 2020.

    Video: Man Allegedly Tries to Kidnap 6-Year-Old Girl in Venice, Uncle Intervenes

    A homeless man with a lengthy criminal record was behind bars this week after he tried to kidnap a young girl from her mother’s arms at a Venice Beach pizzeria before being tackled by the victim’s uncle, according to police and the family. The startling crime took place about 7 p.m. on Jan. 4, Los Angeles Police Department officials said. Evan McLaurin-Nelson, 31, approached a woman who was with her child and told the mother that he knew the girl […]

  • Police investigate a shooting that left two people critically wounded in downtown Los Angeles on Jan. 10, 2020. (Credit: KTLA)

    2 Wounded in Downtown L.A. Shotgun Attack

    Two men were wounded after an attacker opened fire with a shotgun in downtown Los Angeles late Friday, police said. The shooting was reported just before 8:30 p.m. at Temple and Figueroa streets, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Jeff Lee said. Both victims were initially hospitalized in critical condition, but later upgraded to stable condition, police said. They were described as a 42-year-old man and a 52-year-old man. A detailed suspect description was not available as the investigation remained in […]

  • Sheriff's officials investigate the scene of a hit-and-run collision that left a 15-year-old skateboarder dead i Pico Rivera on Jan. 10, 2020. (Credit: KTLA)

    15-Year-Old Boy Fatally Struck by Box Truck in Pico Rivera Hit-and-Run; Suspect Arrested

    A 15-year-old boy died after he was struck by a truck while riding his skateboard in a Pico Rivera crosswalk on Friday, and a driver accused of hitting him and fleeing the scene was in custody, officials said. The deadly collision took place about 3 p.m. at Paramount Boulevard and Slauson Avenue, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Nabeel Mitry. The young victim was riding a skateboard across the roadway, within a marked crosswalk, with three others when […]

  • A man was taken into custody near the Chinatown Gold Line Station in Los Angeles after leading authorities on a pursuit in a Mercedes-Benz, officials said. (Credit: KTLA)

    Auto Theft Suspect Detained Following Pursuit That Ended With Crash in Downtown L.A.

    Officers took a man into custody following a pursuit of a reportedly stolen Mercedes-Benz that ended with a crash in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday night, authorities said. The car was seen traveling at high speeds on both freeways and surface streets in the East L.A. area at around 10 p.m., at times blowing through red lights. The chase ended about half an hour later after the vehicle slammed into an SUV in a downtown L.A. intersection. The driver of […]

  • Deputies arrested two men and seized 3.7 pounds of drugs, three guns, a bullet proof vest and cash during a bust in Ventura on Jan. 9, 2020. (Credit: Ventura County Sheriff's Office)

    Nearly 4 Pounds of Meth, 3 Guns, Bullet Proof Vest Seized in Ventura Bust; 2 Arrested

    A visit to the home of a convicted felon and known gang member in Ventura on Thursday resulted in two arrests and the seizure of 3.7 pounds of methamphetamine, three handguns, ammunition and a bullet proof vest, sheriff’s officials said. Frank Rivera, 37, of Ventura and Gabriel Moreno, 29, of Ventura were arrested during the raid at Rivera’s home in the 1300 block of Saratoga Avenue, according to Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Detective Ernan Juaregui. The bust was the culmination […]

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